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  • Congrats to Canada for having wealthiest middle class in world

    They can thank the Republicans for them passing us.


    The American Middle Class Is No Longer the World’s Richest


    APRIL 22, 2014

    The American middle class, long the most affluent in the world, has lost that honor, and many Americans are dissatisfied with the state of the country. “Things are pretty flat,” said Kathy Washburn of Mount Vernon, Iowa. “You have mostly lower level and high and not a lot in between.”


    By David Leonhardt and Kevin Quealy


    The American middle class, long the most affluent in the world, has lost that distinction.

    While the wealthiest Americans are outpacing many of their global peers, a New York Times analysis shows that across the lower- and middle-income tiers, citizens of other advanced countries have received considerably larger raises over the last three decades.

    After-tax middle-class incomes in Canada — substantially behind in 2000 — now appear to be higher than in the United States. The poor in much of Europe earn more than poor Americans.



    Great article here: http://www.nytimes.com/2014/04/23/up...hest.html?_r=0

  • #2
    Yeah but they only have 40 million people total. America in a different boat, hard to compare. We probably have that many people on food stamps or not working at all.

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    • #3
      Reaction of the U.S. government, corporatists, banksters and Wall Street?

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      • #4
        Good for them.

        Canada's very 'progressive' when it comes to aggressive resource development and industry.

        Someday maybe we'll see the light?

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        • #5
          You know what Norway does with all their oil resource wealth? They send out a check every year to each Norwegian citizen. Every year, Norwegians look forward to their "oil check." Weird ****, eh?

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          • #6
            at Norway. I won't look it up but i am guessing what? 5 million people?

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            • #7
              Also in Norway they don't give a **** what people think. They slay whales, drill oil, do whatever they can to use the resources they have. We have untapped gold, oil, coal, rare earth minerals, natural gas.

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              • #8
                Originally posted by cutthemdown View Post
                at Norway. I won't look it up but i am guessing what? 5 million people?
                You know what America does with its oil resources? We give them to corporate conglomerates for pennies on the dollar and then allow them to turn around and gouge the **** out of our citizens. Then, the corporate conglomerates give kickbacks to our government representatives in return for fat tax subsidies.

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                • #9
                  Also Norway is smart the don't let just anyone come be Norwegian. Biden just said anyone in America working is an American. That is your VP saying that. You would never hear that from Norway. They would say show us why you are so good at what you do we should let you become a Norwegian.

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                  • #10
                    Originally posted by Rohirrim View Post
                    You know what America does with its oil resources? We give them to corporate conglomerates for pennies on the dollar and then allow them to turn around and gouge the **** out of our citizens. Then, the corporate conglomerates give kickbacks to our government representatives in return for fat tax subsidies.
                    Ok again I won't look anything up just a guess. I would bet that Norway pays at least 7 bucks a gallon for guess.

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                    • #11
                      Ok I looked it up it says 10 bucks a gallon but Norwegians are so rich it doesn't matter. But it does show you can't compare. The fact they have a great resources for the size of the population is why they are rich.

                      In America we have to figure out our own way to build the middle class.

                      Norway sounds nice though they don't even have 1 million immigrants total. A country that control its borders is a smart country.

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                      • #12
                        Originally posted by cutthemdown View Post
                        Also Norway is smart the don't let just anyone come be Norwegian. Biden just said anyone in America working is an American. That is your VP saying that. You would never hear that from Norway. They would say show us why you are so good at what you do we should let you become a Norwegian.
                        Don't confuse them too much with the complexities of the full Norwegian model. They don't have time for all that. They just heard something about "Free Government Money" so they want to take only that part and apply it ASAP.

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                        • #13
                          Originally posted by cutthemdown View Post
                          Ok I looked it up it says 10 bucks a gallon but Norwegians are so rich it doesn't matter. But it does show you can't compare. The fact they have a great resources for the size of the population is why they are rich.

                          In America we have to figure out our own way to build the middle class.

                          Norway sounds nice though they don't even have 1 million immigrants total. A country that control its borders is a smart country.
                          America happens to be the second most resource rich country on Earth, behind only Russia.

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                          • #14
                            Originally posted by cutthemdown View Post
                            Also Norway is smart the don't let just anyone come be Norwegian. Biden just said anyone in America working is an American. That is your VP saying that. You would never hear that from Norway. They would say show us why you are so good at what you do we should let you become a Norwegian.
                            Actually that not true at all. Norway has one the most liberally immigration policy in Europe and if you come from EU country you don't even need a work visa to take a job there. At least look at Wiki before you BS facts.

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                            • #15
                              Since Obama has been president, the middle class in America has been thriving? Taxed more, make less while we have 92 million out of work and records on food stamps and disability not even bothering to look for work. But maybe Harry Reid can develop some pork program he can make millions off of to create a month long job for one of his kids.

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